Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on their first homicide investigation as partners, involving a young woman known to Murtaugh with ties to a drug and prostitution ring.

GENRES:  Action • Adventure • Comedy • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Danny Glover  •  Gary Busey  •  Mitchell Ryan

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Mitchell Ryan General Peter McAllister
Tom Atkins Michael Hunsaker
Darlene Love Trish Murtaugh
Traci Wolfe Rianne Murtaugh
Jackie Swanson Amanda Hunsaker
Damon Hines Nick Murtaugh
Ebonie Smith Carrie Murtaugh
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